Recent developments in optical fibre sensing using fibre Bragg gratings

G.P. Brady, Kyriacos Kalli, David J. Webb, David A. Jackson, Lin Zhang, Ian Bennion

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We report on recent work on sensing using in-fiber Bragg gratings carried out in our laboratory. First, an alternative method of discriminating between temperature and strain effects using a conventionally written, in-fiber Bragg grating is presented. The technique uses wavelength information from the first and second diffraction orders of the grating element to determine the wavelength dependent strain and temperature coefficients, from which independent temperature and strain measurements can be made. Secondly, we describe an all-fiber, passive scheme for making extended range interferometric measurements based on the dual wavelength technique. A coherence turned interferometer network is illuminated with a single superfluorescent fiber source at 1.55 mm and the two wavelengths are synthesized at the output by means of chirped fiber Bragg gratings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV
EditorsRamon P. DePaula, John W. Berthold
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-2227-9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 1996
EventFiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV - Denver, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 1996 → …

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceFiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period4/08/96 → …

Bibliographical note

G. P. Brady ; Kyriacos Kalli ; David J. Webb ; David A. Jackson ; Lin Zhang and Ian Bennion "Recent developments in optical fiber sensing using fiber Bragg gratings", Proc. SPIE 2839, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV, 8 (October 25, 1996);

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  • optical fibre sensing
  • bragg grating
  • temperature
  • strain
  • low coherence
  • dual wavelength


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